Plant Director

Darlington Permanent
  • Director level appointment suited to Senior Ops/Production stepping up
  • Full order book with huge growth opportunities

About Our Client

This organisation has experiencing an increase in orders and is looking to bolster the senior leadership team by recruiting a Plant Director. The plant is based in the Darlington area and commutable from Newcastle, Sunderland, Durham, Teesside, North Yorkshire and surrounding areas.

Job Description

  • Manage and lead a team of 4 direct reports across and circa 100 total staff
  • Performance management and a review of the team as well as their capabilities
  • Provide effective leadership - employee engagement, creating vision and driving the Lean agenda
  • Value stream analysis and to outline ways in improving operational capacity
  • Outline improvement programmes across the following KPI's - LTA, Scrap, Yield, Waste, OTIF, OEE and material consumption
  • Manage day to day engineering operations
  • Review operational costs, reduce cost and outline methods to increase output and profitability
  • Resource planning, effective labour planning and headcount budgeting
  • Outline cost savings and lean improvements that will deliver YOY improvements
  • Promoting a continuous improvement culture and championing all H&S initiatives

The Successful Applicant

  • A proven track record in leading and managing medium to large manufacturing teams
  • A leader with the strength of character to make a tough decision and to introduce improvement projects
  • The Plant Director must lead, mentor, coach and guide the current team by creating a cohesive vision
  • Evidence a track record in lean and continuous improvement
  • Relevant engineering degree is highly desirable
  • Formal lean qualifications i.e. Six Sigma, Kaizen, 5S etc desirable, knowledge essential

What's on Offer

Permanent Plant Director position based in the Darlington area

Salary DOE + benefits (car + bonus + health care)

Charlie Muzzlewhite
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+44 191 490 4126

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